Coinbase Blocks WikiLeaks Shop Without Notice

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Coinbase, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange operator has reportedly blocked the account opened by WikiLeaks, a whistleblowing shop. Coinbase claims that WikiLeaks shop has engaged in prohibited use of the platform which violates their Terms of Service.

The exchange has asked WikiLeaks to read and follow the instructions provided on the Coinbase website and transfer the remaining funds to an external wallet.

WikiLeaks is a non-profit global organization that publishes classified news reports provided by anonymous reporters. Also, WikiLeaks is a merchandising platform which sells Pullover hoodies, T-shirts, mousepads, posters, and more to support its whistleblowing operations.

According to members of the community, WikiLeaks is famously known for releasing news that covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign Managers emails during the United States Presidential election campaign in 2016.

WikiLeaks had created an account on the Coinbase Platform to receive payments in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many other altcoins.

The Email received by WikiLeaks from Coinbase did not clearly explain the reason why they were blocked. This led to a riot on Twitter as WikiLeaks seeks to call for a global blockade of Coinbase.

WikiLeaks published on Twitter saying:

“WikiLeaks will call for a global blockade of Coinbase next week as an unfit member of the crypto community. Coinbase, a large Californian Bitcoin processor, responding to a concealed influence, has blocked the entirely harmless WikiLeaks Shop in a decision approved by management.”

Andreas M Antonopoulos, a renowned Bitcoin enthusiast says:.

“We have come full circle. Many people’s interest in bitcoin started when WikiLeaks was out under an extra judicial embargo by VISA, MC, PayPal, and banks. Now Coinbase has repeated history. Oops.”

Ataraxia Investor, a Twitterati says:

“No difference between Coinbase and the banking Cartel, except that Coinbase is less secure, less insured, and less professional.”

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Smart Trip Builds Global Travelers Community

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Everyone who has ever attempted to plan a foreign journey on their own must agree that this task isn’t for those weak in spirit. While the internet nowadays offers a million of ways to book a hotel room, buy a plane ticket, or simply find out what the destination country has to offer, when it comes to practice, things don’t usually go smooth.

Troubled Waters of Travelling

The least pleasant part of that experience is the need to cross check everything; sift through dozens of offerings that go on top thanks to SEO people hotels or airlines had wisely hired; the need to visit numerous booking websites that have nearly similar functionality, and so forth. Additionally, such services tend to charge a substantial fee for making things less awkward for wannabe travellers, which in case of may go up to 20% of the offering itself.

There are, however, other, less obvious, issues that travellers face. These things include cultural differences between their home and destination countries. For instance, Westerners usually have no idea that when they come to a primarily Buddhist country, they should avoid touching another person on the head by all means, or never point their feet in the direction of a Buddha statue. Again, there are websites that forewarn people from making such mistakes but usually it takes one to think about such things first which isn’t always the case.

The language barrier is also the issue: while major hotels and services abroad have English-speaking personnel, the very level of their language acquisition may be not what one could desire. On top of that, even though some smaller providers might have superior service, their lack of English acquisition would never place them in the attention span of a tourist.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis April.21

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So after consolidation between $8,000 – $8,400, we finally saw the expected breakout of the $8,400 resistance. As mentioned in our previous BTC analysis, breaking this level will send it up to test the strong $9,000 resistance.

As of now, looks like another consolidation around this level before breaking it up. Seems like it won’t be easy. Stochastic RSI is around its highest levels, hence, we might see a correction down before trying to break the 9K resistance again. Next target levels are the $9,400 resistance before reaching the $10,000 resistance mark. From below – the $8,400 resistance turned support and $8,000.

Overall, since we broke up the long-term descending line, looks like Bitcoin is on the green side.

BTC/USD BitFinex 4 Hours chart

BTC April 21

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